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The Medico-Legal Society was founded in 1901. Its aim is to promote Medico-Legal knowledge in all its aspects. Its members are lawyers and medical professionals in roughly equal numbers, providing excellent networking opportunities.
The Society normally holds monthly meetings in central London between October and June each year. At each meeting, a well-qualified speaker presents a paper followed by a discussion which continues over drinks and canapés.
Our annual dinner is held at one of London’s many professional or historic venues. By tradition, a distinguished lawyer proposes the toast to “Medicine” and a distinguished doctor proposes the toast to “the Law.” See “News” section for details of this year’s dinner and speakers.
The official organ of the Society is the Medico-Legal Journal which is sent to all full members. It publishes the majority of the papers presented to the Society as well as original articles from around the world, case reports and correspondence.
The Society’s President serves for two years and is drawn alternately from the legal and medical professions. Click on NEWS to discover more about our current President .
NEXT MEETING – At the Medical Society of London (Covid regulations permitting) and also via Zoom
14th October 2021
Speaker: Dr Margaret Stark, President of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians
The Forensic Physician – A dying profession
After the talk, there will be a reception with drinks and canapes to celebrate our 120th Anniversary
The Secretary will email the Zoom joining details shortly before the meeting
Whilst we are continuing to use Zoom (and we do plan do so after physical meetings resume) recordings of recent meetings will be available to members to whom the Secretary will email the access and pass codes
Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will take place at 7 pm at the Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9EB, followed by a drinks reception. For further information, see our programme.
Annual membership is currently £100 which includes the print edition of the Journal. To join click on “Membership” above.
The Medico-Legal Society is a Registered Charity, charity number 214508.